They say that there’s more than one way to shave a cat and though it’s highly inadvisable to attempt feline hair-removal, the saying does hold true for a lot of things. Losing weight and toning up, for instance, doesn’t need to mean hours in the gym. Shave away that winter weight and build core strength with a month’s worth of Pilates group classes at Pilates Love for R72.
Treadmills and weight lifting, combined with a personal instructor and hours of dedication and enough different exercise options to confuse even the sharpest mind could give you quite a few benefits. Then again, who wants to spend hours in a gym being barked at by a muscle-bound man in gym-shorts while other muscle-bound men admire their muscles in nearby mirrors?
The well-balanced workout provided by a Pilates professional – Carla – is everything that an endless gym session could offer with added stress-relief. Not only does the work-out improve your core strength and correct postural problems better than walking around with an entire set of Encyclopaedia Britannica on your head, Carla teaches how to incorporate the principles of Pilates into everyday life. The group classes are also a fun way to add a bit of spice to your social calendar, improve your self-confidence and get fitter than a stringed instrument in the process.
Correct Pilates technique can help you to lose centimetres, improve balance and flexibility as well as condition and tone your muscles, leaving them stronger, longer and leaner. Whether you’re looking for better balance so as to improve your flamingo-impersonation or you want the fitness without that sweaty gym smell, the group classes at Pilates Love are your way forward.
Bendable Fact: Pilates was invented by a man named Joseph H. Pilates who, after dinner one night, saw a very playful spotted seal frolicking gymnastically through the waves. Upon seeing the acrobatic movements, he decided to design an exercise regime that would grant him the same sort of flexibility.